When actor Anthony Rapp (Star Trek: Discovery revealed in a Buzzfeed interview last month that Spacey made sexual advances towards him when Spacey was 26 and Rapp was 14, it was a shock that came with big consequences. While Spacey (above with Michael Kelly) addressed the accusations by apologizing, blaming his actions on alcohol and also coming out via Twitter, Netflix soon thereafter cut all ties with him. Time will tell if House of Cards will continue in some way but, according to a publicist for Spacey, the Academy Award and Golden Globe-winner is seeking treatment.
President Underwood visits Old Ebbitt Grill in Washington, D.C.
House of Cards Season 5 drops Tuesday on Netflix. Last Monday, to help people get hyped for the new episodes, Kevin Spacey appeared in character as President Frank Underwood and traveled to some of Washington, D.C.'s most iconic spots, with Michael Kelly's Doug Stamper (Underwood's Chief of Staff) also along.
In these photos of Frank Underwood, the fictional president is seen in the cliched type of poses real presidents endure as they try to pass themselves off as being "of the people" -- getting in the midst of crowds, attending local eateries, etc. While some presidents may enjoy this, and others merely put up with it, in Underwood's case it must be especially galling, considering as how in the trailer for the new season we hear him disgustedly talking about his citizens as if they are dirty children who need to be told what to think and do.
'The show’s digging into the boundaries of democracy, and I feel like so is the real world right now.'
"It was a pleasure working with Kevin and Michael," Souza said, "and photographing them around some of D.C.'s most recognizable locations. Whether photographing the real President or a fictitious presidential character, it's an exciting experience."
Souza's resulting images are a lot of fun. Check them out in the gallery above.